Careers at CES

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Careers at CES

Mission

Our mission is to develop and foster educational excellence and opportunity for all learners through collaboration, and leadership. We believe that obstacles to learning can be overcome, and once that happens, learning is natural for everyone.

We value:

  • Quality and excellence
  • Inovation, creativity and vision
  • Inclusiveness, equity and diversity
  • Collaboration with others

Social Justice and Equity

Social Justice and Equity work is central to our mission. We understand that all forms of oppression are damaging. We are taking action together to challenge racism and support equity, we also commit to making our work intersectional by taking on sexism, classism, heterosexism, youth oppression, transgender oppression, religious oppression, ableism, sizeism, and more. We are doing this work pro-actively and purposefully, with the intent of positive outcomes, and because we need to. In doing so, we are building capacity to support and assist schools, and districts responding to their educators' and students' needs with an increased and intentional focus on matters of bias, social justice, and equity.

We hope that you will join us in this work!

Equal Opportunity

CES is an equal opportunity employer and is particularly interested in candidates from diverse backgrounds, especially candidates whose backgrounds are well-suited to understanding and addressing the needs of the diverse student populations we serve.

CES is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, CES will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Cheryl Rogers, Director of Human Resources at crogers@collaborative.org.

 


Open position titles listed below are organized by region and coded to reflect the hiring program (e.g., SpecEd, DYS, ProfDev, etc.).

The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) has an opening for an innovative classroom teacher to provide direct educational instruction to youth assigned to the Department of Youth Services (DYS) in the Western Region. A Massachusetts High School English license is required. Our ideal candidate will value professionalism, positive youth development, and culturally responsive teaching, and be committed to working with youth who have been placed at risk.  Classes are small and teachers should have a highly personalized approach with a focus on academic and behavioral success. We are a supportive team who offer teachers growth through coaching and continued professional development. Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

We Offer:

  • Compensation based on a union scale which includes paid sick and personal time, advanced for new teachers
  • Participation in the Massachusetts Teachers' Retirement System
  • Teacher loan forgiveness, up to $17,500 for qualified candidates
  • CES offers a variety of benefits, to learn more visit: https://www.collaborative.org/employment/human-resources/benefits
We value: Culturally responsive instruction which builds on student strengths. Quality and excellence, innovation, creativity and vision, inclusiveness, equity and diversity and collaboration with others.

This is you:

  • A passionate and mission driven educator, committed to working with youth who have been placed at risk.
  • An innovative high school teacher, committed to positive youth development who values professionalism. 
  • A teacher intent on providing high quality, personalized, college and career ready education.
  • A person who understands that addressing societal oppression and inequities requires lifelong learning and a commitment to allyship.

Highlights of What You Will Do:  

  • Help equip an especially vulnerable population of young people with the tools they need to see their world, and themselves, in a new light; allowing them to realize their own potential and new possibilities.
  • Teach small classes which are personalized to student needs with a focus on academic as well as behavioral success.
  • Work alongside other educators dedicated to improving life outcomes for highly vulnerable youth.
DYS - Western Region
280 Tinkham Road
01129 Springfield , MA
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The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) is currently seeking a dedicated Biology Teacher to work in adolescent Department of Mental Health program site in Worcester, MA for the 2020-2021 school year. Massachusetts license, secondary level, required. Appropriate teacher license in Special Education desirable.

This is a union contract position; salary is based on union scale which includes paid personal and sick time.  If you need it, sick leave may be advanced; 4.5 days for new hires; prorated based on start date. Teachers are part of the teachers’ state retirement system (MTRS) or the State Retirement System. Qualified staff may receive loan forgiveness - up to $17,500!  

CES offers a variety of benefits, to learn more visit: https://www.collaborative.org/employment/human-resources/benefits

Who We Are: Dedicated and collaborative teams of educators committed to supporting teaching excellence through coaching, professional development and excellent administrative support.  CES prides itself on providing robust and engaging learning opportunities to all its teachers.
 
We value: Quality and excellence, innovation, creativity and vision, inclusiveness, equity and diversity and collaboration with others. Creating a community of care is foundational to the work we do, together!

Social Justice and Equity work is central to our mission, especially in these times. We understand that all forms of oppression are damaging. We engage in this work pro-actively and purposefully, with the intent of positive outcomes, and because we need to.  
 
We hope that you will join us in this work!
 
This is you:
  • You have a passion for teaching all students, especially those who have been marginalized.
  • You value professionalism and culturally responsive teaching.
  • You love to learn! You strive to understand emerging trends in education, seek to thoughtfully employ best practices, support diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). 
  • You recognize that addressing societal oppression and inequities requires ongoing education and a commitment to allyship. 
Highlights of What You Will Do:  
  • Develop and implement curriculum lessons and mini-units, assessing and modifying as designated in student IEPs.
  • Provide content area instruction, integrating students’ IEP goals and objectives, learning style information, accommodations and modifications as appropriate.
  • Implement effective instructional strategies and research based on curriculum, in accordance with the Standards and Indicators of Effective Teaching and with host facilities’ policies and procedures.
 We are especially excited about candidates with experience working in institutional settings.  
Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 
 
Worcester MA - SEIS/DMH
309 Belmont St
01604 Worcester , MA
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The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) is seeking a MA Licensed middle school level ELA Teacher to work at an adolescent Department of Mental Health program in Tewksbury, MA for the 2020-2021 school year.  Experience working in institutional settings a plus.  Appropriate teacher license in special education is also desirable.

We may also consider unlicensed applicants – if you feel this is the right job for you, please apply!  CES has a Licensure Program to help you get your teaching career off to a great start.  Our convenient locations and hybrid-online format can help you easily make the transition to licensed teaching. 

This is a union contract position; salary is based on union scale which includes paid personal and sick time.  If you need it, sick leave may be advanced; 4.5 days for new hires; prorated based on start date. Teachers are part of the teachers’ state retirement system (MTRS) or the State Retirement System. Qualified staff may receive loan forgiveness - up to $17,500!
CES offers a variety of benefits, to learn more visit: https://www.collaborative.org/employment/human-resources/benefits

Who We Are: Dedicated and collaborative teams of educators committed to supporting teaching excellence thru coaching, professional development and excellent administrative support.  CES prides itself on providing robust and engaging learning opportunities to all its teachers.

We value: Quality and excellence, innovation, creativity and vision, inclusiveness, equity and diversity and collaboration with others. Creating a community of care is a foundational to the work we do, together!

Social Justice and Equity work is central to our mission, especially in these times. We understand that all forms of oppression are damaging. We engage in this work pro-actively and purposefully, with the intent of positive outcomes, and because we need to. 

We hope that you will join us in this work!
 
This is you:

  • You are an innovative, creative and collaborative secondary level Math Teacher; or an educator willing to secure an 8-12 level license at renewal, or within 2 years of renewal which occurs in the 19-20 academic year.
  • You have a passion for teaching, especially youth who have been placed at risk.
  • You welcome the opportunity to teach small classes which are personalized that focus on academic and behavioral success.
  • You value professionalism, positive youth development, and culturally responsive teaching.
  • You love to learn! You strive to understand emerging trends in education, seek to thoughtfully employ best practices, support diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). 
  • You recognize that addressing societal oppression and inequities requires ongoing education and a commitment to allyship. 

  Highlights of What You Will Do:  

  • Provide effective, high quality, direct educational instruction to youth assigned to DMH.
  • Participate and implement effective instructional strategies and research based curriculum.
  • Develop and implement curriculum lessons and mini-units, assessing and modifying as designated in student IEPs.
  • Provide content area instruction, integrating students’ IEP goals and objectives, learning style information, accommodations and modifications as appropriate.

 

Tewksbury - SEIS
365 East Street
01876 Tewksbury , MA
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The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) is seeking  MA Licensed Elementary Teacher to work in adolescent Department of Mental Health program site in Springfield, MA for the 2020- 2021 school year. 

This is a union contract position; salary is based on union scale which includes paid personal and sick time.  If you need it, sick leave may be advanced - 4.5 days for new hires; prorated based on start date. Teachers are part of the teachers’ state retirement system (MTRS) or the State Retirement System.
Qualified staff may receive loan forgiveness - up to $17,500!

Who We Are: Dedicated and collaborative teams of educators committed to supporting teaching excellence through coaching, professional development and excellent administrative support.  CES prides itself on providing robust and engaging learning opportunities to all its teachers.

CES offers a variety of benefits, learn more here: https://www.collaborative.org/employment/human-resources/benefits
 
We value: Quality and excellence, innovation, creativity and vision, inclusiveness, equity and diversity and collaboration with others. Creating a community of care is foundational to the work we do, together!

Social Justice and Equity work is central to our mission, especially in these times. We understand that all forms of oppression are damaging. We engage in this work pro-actively and purposefully, with the intent of positive outcomes, and because we need to.  
 
We hope that you will join us in this work!
 
This is you:
  • You have a passion for teaching all students, especially those who have been marginalized.
  • You value professionalism and culturally responsive teaching.
  • You hold a current Massachusetts license in Moderate Disabilities, level 5-12 and . Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university required. 
  • You love to learn! You strive to understand emerging trends in education, seek to thoughtfully employ best practices, support diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). 
  • You recognize that addressing societal oppression and inequities requires ongoing education and a commitment to allyship. 
Highlights of What You Will Do:  
  • Develop and implement curriculum lessons and mini-units, assessing and modifying as designated in student IEPs.
  • Provide content area instruction, integrating students’ IEP goals and objectives, learning style information, accommodations and modifications as appropriate.
  • Implement effective instructional strategies and research based on curriculum, in accordance with the Standards and Indicators of Effective Teaching and with host facilities’ policies and procedures.
CES offer waivers and support educators with the certification process.  If you are looking for a rewarding career and an opportunity to help students learn and grow, this is the job for you.   Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 
Springfield - SEIS 01105 Springfield , MA
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The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) has an immediate opening for a licensed Special Education Teacher for 2020-2021 School Year to work in Department of Youth Services program sites in the Central Region of Massachusetts as a member of our Special Education in Institutional Settings (SEIS) team. We are especially excited about candidates with experience working in institutional settings.  

This is a union contract position; salary is based on union scale which includes paid personal and sick time.  If you need it, sick leave may be advanced - 4.5 days for new hires; prorated based on start date. Teachers are part of the teachers’ state retirement system (MTRS) or the State Retirement System.
Qualified staff may receive loan forgiveness - up to $17,500!

Who We Are: Dedicated and collaborative teams of educators committed to supporting teaching excellence through coaching, professional development and excellent administrative support.  CES prides itself on providing robust and engaging learning opportunities to all its teachers.

CES offers a variety of benefits, learn more here: https://www.collaborative.org/employment/human-resources/benefits
 
We value: Quality and excellence, innovation, creativity and vision, inclusiveness, equity and diversity and collaboration with others. Creating a community of care is foundational to the work we do, together!

Social Justice and Equity work is central to our mission, especially in these times. We understand that all forms of oppression are damaging. We engage in this work pro-actively and purposefully, with the intent of positive outcomes, and because we need to.  
 
We hope that you will join us in this work!
 
This is you:
  • You have a passion for teaching all students, especially those who have been marginalized.
  • You value professionalism and culturally responsive teaching.
  • You hold a current Massachusetts license in Moderate Disabilities, level 5-12 and . Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university required. 
  • You love to learn! You strive to understand emerging trends in education, seek to thoughtfully employ best practices, support diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). 
  • You recognize that addressing societal oppression and inequities requires ongoing education and a commitment to allyship. 
Highlights of What You Will Do:  
  • Develop and implement curriculum lessons and mini-units, assessing and modifying as designated in student IEPs.
  • Provide content area instruction, integrating students’ IEP goals and objectives, learning style information, accommodations and modifications as appropriate.
  • Implement effective instructional strategies and research based on curriculum, in accordance with the Standards and Indicators of Effective Teaching and with host facilities’ policies and procedures.
CES offer waivers and support educators with the certification process.  If you are looking for a rewarding career and an opportunity to help students learn and grow, this is the job for you.   Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 
SEIS - Central Region
288 Lyman Street
01581 Westborough , MA
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The Collaborative for Educational Services is looking for an IT Support Specialist to assist in supporting our IT department and DYS initiative.  Under the direction of the DYS Technology Director, the IT Support Specialist will be responsible for identifying and resolving technical software, hardware, and network problems presented through help desk tickets in a timely manner, providing end user training and assistance where required, and providing support for installing, monitoring, diagnosing, repairing, and upgrading all backend equipment while ensuring optimal network performance.  This is a year round, full time position.

Who We Are:  Dedicated and collaborative teams of educators committed to supporting teaching excellence through coaching, professional development and excellent administrative support.    We empower our educators, and invest in professional development to help them grow as professionals. 

We Value:  Quality and excellence, innovation, creativity and vision, inclusiveness, equity and diversity and collaboration with others.  Creating a community of care is foundational to the work we do -  together.

Social Justice and Equity work is central to our mission, especially in these times.  We understand that all forms of oppression are damaging.  We engage in this work pro-actively and purposefully, with the intent of positive outcomes, and because we need to. 

We hope that you will join us in this work!

This is you: 
  • You have a minimum of three (3) years of Help Desk experience in maintaining desktops, laptops, software, and networking hardware and systems
  • You have experience in creating and maintaining technology systems documentation
  • You have in-depth knowledge of Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and Chrome OS, and familiarity with MDM and RDP Technology
  • You have a demonstrated understanding of Google G-Suite administration
  • Highly adaptive, with exceptional problem solving skills
  • You have exceptional communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills
  • You hold an Associate’s degree or technical certificates in an IT-related field, or equivalent experience
  • You are willing to travel to sites statewide including Eastern MA.
  • You have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

Highlights of What You Will Do:  
  • Provide Level-2 help desk support and resolve problems to the end user’s satisfaction in a timely manner
  • Frequent travel to program sites to resolve IT issues as identified
  • Troubleshoot systems and software applications to identify and correct malfunctions and other operational difficulties in a mixed-platform environment for CES’s DYS Initiative
  • Configure, test, install, maintain, monitor, and troubleshoot end user workstation hardware, networked peripheral devices, networking hardware and systems, including Limitless Learning residential-use laptops
  • Assist in management and troubleshooting of district-wide Ethernet IP data network, including: end user support for DNS and DHCP services, switching configuration and support, and wireless networking

Review of resumes is ongoing and will continue until positions are filled.

 
DYS Administration
97 Hawley Street
01060 Northampton , MA
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The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) has an immediate opening for a licensed Special Education Teacher for 2020-2021 School Year to work in Department of Youth Services program sites in the Western Region of Massachusetts as a member of our Special Education in Institutional Settings (SEIS) team. Our ideal candidate will hold a current Massachusetts license in Moderate Disabilities, level 5-12. Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university required. 

Teachers in SEIS schools are part of the Massachusetts Teachers' Retirement System.  Successful candidates may be eligible for the teacher loan forgiveness program.

Who We Are: Dedicated and collaborative teams of educators committed to supporting teaching excellence through coaching, professional development and excellent administrative support.  CES prides itself on providing robust and engaging learning opportunities to all its teachers.
 
We value: Quality and excellence, innovation, creativity and vision, inclusiveness, equity and diversity and collaboration with others. Creating a community of care is foundational to the work we do… together!

Social Justice and Equity work is central to our mission, especially in these times. We understand that all forms of oppression are damaging. We engage in this work pro-actively and purposefully, with the intent of positive outcomes, and because we need to.  
 
We hope that you will join us in this work!
 
This is you:
  • You have a passion for teaching all students, especially those who have been marginalized.
  • You value professionalism and culturally responsive teaching.
  • You love to learn! You strive to understand emerging trends in education, seek to thoughtfully employ best practices, support diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). 
  • You recognize that addressing societal oppression and inequities requires ongoing education and a commitment to allyship. 
Highlights of What You Will Do:  
  • Develop and implement curriculum lessons and mini-units, assessing and modifying as designated in student IEPs.
  • Provide content area instruction, integrating students’ IEP goals and objectives, learning style information, accommodations and modifications as appropriate.
  • Implement effective instructional strategies and research based on curriculum, in accordance with the Standards and Indicators of Effective Teaching and with host facilities’ policies and procedures.
 We are especially excited about candidates with experience working in institutional settings.  
Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 
SEIS - Western Region
280 Tinkham Road
01129 Springfield , MA
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The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) is seeking Summer Activity Leaders to remotely teach any one of the following: GAMING, Social Emotional support group, group fitness, outdoor games, Group Dance/ ZUMBA.  AND ... if there is anything you feel middle school aged youth will benefit from, let us know!  We're open to exploring additional learning opportunities for our program participants!  If you love to teach and believe students' self-confidence, health, and brain power improves from active learning; this position may be for you!

We are looking for energetic and creative candidates to remotely teach youth in groups of ten.  The position hours are Monday, Wednesday & Friday 2-3pm. There’s some flexibility in scheduling hours. Teaching/ distance learning experience is a definite plus.

We welcome applicants who think out of the box or use our curriculum resources, to create learning environments which engage and challenge our activity hungry youngsters.

Please send your resume and a cover letter which details how you would structure an hour long class.   
 
Who We Are: Experienced educators; passionate about serving all students; including those who may have not done their best work in a traditional classroom.

We value: The provision of positive high-quality after school experiences that help young people develop skills and confidence that will help them find success in school and in life. 

This is you:
  • You love to teach and believe students’ self-confidence, health, and brain power improve from active learning.
  • You think out of the box or use our curriculum resources, to create a challenging learning environment.
  • You effectively use technology; have experience working in a virtual classroom.
  • You adapt with ease to changing programmatic needs, while maintaining composure and a positive attitude.
Highlights of What You Will Do:
  • Work with the site coordinator and other program staff, while providing social-emotional and academic support to students.
  • Provide project-based learning to students – making learning enjoyable and interesting thus keeping our learners actively engaged.
  • Strengthen students’ academic skills, deepen their communication skills with adults and peers.
  • Tie activities to academic learning, enriching the education of youth outside of school.
 We hope that you will join us in this work!
 

 
After School - Amherst
170 Chestnut Street
01002 Amherst , MA
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The Collaborative’s After School Program at West Springfield High School (grades 9-12) is seeking energetic staff to teach Math or English Language Arts (ELA) to high school aged students during summer programming. 

Who We Are: Experienced educators; passionate about serving all students; including those who may have not done their best work in a traditional classroom.

We value: The provision of positive high-quality after school experiences that help young people develop skills and confidence that will help them find success in school and in life. 

This is you:
  • You are a DESE certified Math or ELA teacher or have equivalent experience. 
  • You love to teach and believe students self-confidence, health, and brain power improve from active learning.
  • You adapt easily to changing programmatic needs, while maintaining composure and a positive attitude.
Knowledge of MCAS test questions designs is preferred and teaching experience is a plus!

Highlights of What You Will Do:
  • Teach students in small groups Monday through Friday, starting in early July, 2020 until late July or early August of 2020.
  • Document and report student progress to the After School’s Site Coordinator.
  • Strengthen students’ academic skills, deepen their communication skills with adults and peers.
A candidate does not have to work the full Monday through Friday schedule!  For example a candidate could work twice a week for the duration of the summer program.  Please submit your resume and a cover letter which details how you would structure an hour long class.
 
After School - West Springfield
425 Piper Road
01089 West Springfield , MA
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The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) is seeking experienced, energetic part-time Activity Leaders to teach educational enrichment activities in After School programs. After School Programs typically begin in early September and end mid-May to early June. Some programs also have programming in the summer months. Programs located in: Amherst, Easthampton, Greenfield, Palmer, Turners Falls, West Springfield, and Ware. When applying, candidates will need to indicate where they would like to work. 


Who We Are: Experienced educators; passionate about serving all students; including those who may have not done their best work in a traditional text-based classroom.

We value: The provision of positive high-quality after school experiences that help young people develop skills and confidence that will help them find success in school and in life. Social Justice and Equity work is central to our mission, especially in these times. We understand that all forms of oppression are damaging.

We hope that you will join us in this work!

This is you:

  • You love to teach and believe students self-confidence, health, and brain power improve from active learning.
  • You think out of the box or use our curriculum resources, to create a challenging learning environment.
  • You effectively use technology; have experience working in a virtual classroom.
  • You adapt with ease to changing programmatic needs, while maintaining composure and a positive attitude.
Highlights of What You Will Do:
  • Work with the site coordinator and other program staff, while providing social-emotional and academic support to students.
  • Assist with planning, development and implementation of project based, cross-curricular enrichment activities.
  • Provide project-based learning to students – making learning enjoyable and interesting thus keeping our learners actively engaged.
  • Strengthen students’ academic skills, deepen their communication skills with adults and peers.
  • Tie activities to academic learning, enriching the education of youth outside of school.

Candidates do not have to commit to the full school year nor the full work week.  Employment can be seasonal and just for a few days of the week.  There’s lots of flexibility in scheduling hours. Teaching experience is a traditional setting is a plus!

Please submit your resume and a cover letter which details how you would structure an hour long class.


 
After School
123 Hawley St
01060 Northampton , MA
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